Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thoughts on a Thursday

After the productive spurt I had last week this week has been noticeably less productive. I haven't had a paint brush in my hand since Sunday. In fact I only went over to my son's house once and that was to hang the valance I made for the kitchen window. I forgot to take my camera but I'll get a picture when I go and retrieve it. After hanging it I could clearly see it needs the decorative trim that I left off. It is kinda blaaahhh... and that wasn't the look I was going for. I have done a little fabric shopping this week and a little cross stitch and knitting but nothing significant. Next week starts a new schedule for my youngest son - college classes on the semester system versus the quarters he has been doing - so that will bring new challenges. Anyone who has an Asperger's person in their lives knows all too well that changes in routines are not easy - but we'll get through it.

And I was going through my camera memory card and realized I never showed pictures of this finished quilt. So in a salute to Summer picnics coming to a close (and the fact that this blog could use some crafty content) I give you "Coleslaw"!

To refresh your memory these are 4 patch Stack in Whack blocks made from a Phillip Jacobs cabbage print. Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest but it was a really sunny day and I took pics in the sun and in the shade and both had issues.

This is the center of the quilt and I love those blocks that look like roses.

Here is a close-up of the quilting - isn't that rose design lovely? Cass does a great job in picking quilting patterns to complement the blocks.

I also want to apologize for not responding to comments you have all so graciously left on this blog the last week. I am soooooo behind on so many things. I need to get my son's house wrapped up very very soon so I can get back to my life --- and I'd like to get a week of 40 hour days too - it would be helpful in getting caught up. And today instead of being home and getting something done, I'm off to the Kentucky State Fair with my niece. We are going to see the "Happy Together" show this evening.
It has Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees and one of my favorite bands from the 60's the Grassroots. Check out this link And I should have time to check out the quilts too. My friend Linda judged some of them and said there were some lovely ones.

Happy stitching-
c itarol fun


  1. What a beautiful quilt.....I go through spurts as well....

  2. The quilt is just beautiful! I agree, the quilting does go well with the pattern. Have a great time at the fair!

  3. Quilt is lovely, love st on point and the yellow sashing, make colors pop. Enjoy your week, maybe you needed some down time to energize.

  4. You've been very busy....hope you get to rest, soon.

    Enjoy your time at the fair...can't wait to see shots of all the quilts and stuff.

    Blessings always

  5. How lovely that you called in - I read your blog all the time. I am amazed that quilters are so casual about the many quilts they make. One would be a life-time achievement for me. Yours are just beautiful. Irene xxx

  6. So nice to see that quilt finished. I loved seeing the posts when you found the fabric and you were working on it.
    i hope the house project wraps up soon. HAve a great weekend.

  7. It's beautiful! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  8. I'm certain that your productivity hasn't diminished. Your energy is just being funneled in other directions. Wishing your son a smooth transition. With you in his corner, he can't lose. Coleslaw is magnificent!


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